Bill Murray is in early talks for the coming-of-age story St. Vincent De Van Nuys written and helmed by Ted Melfi for Twentieth Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment.
The story follows a twelve-year old boy who's parents are getting divorced, he sparks an unlikely friendship with a retired next door neighbor (Murray); a boozing, gambling war veteran who becomes his mentor.
Fred Roos of Chernin Entertainment produces while Don Cheadle and Kay Liberman are serving as executive producers via Crescendo Productions.
Variety reports that the script was on 2011's Black List, getting the same number of votes as Tarantino's upcoming Django Unchained, and even had Jack Nicholson rumored as a potential lead last year. This would have been right up his alley.
Murray can be seen in Wes Anderson's winning Moonrise Kingdom, and is up next in Robert Michell's period drams Hyde Park on the Hudson (shown above) , playing Franklin D. Roosevelt.